Marcos Valella received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from The University of Iowa. He is the recipient of the Here and There Grant – Berlin, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach; a resident at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami, SOMA Artist in Residence, Mexico City; a participant in Dialogues in Cuban Art artist exchange program, Havana, and a resident in Andrea Zittel A-Z West.
His exhibitions include Interlay, Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, Rock Island, IL; While watching T.V., Windows @ Walgreens, Miami Beach; framekini, Bikini Wax, Mexico City; Grid’s World, Locust Projects, Miami; Yesterday Clouds, Underdonk, New York, NY; Fish Scales, Michael Jon & Alan Gallery, Miami; Practices Remain, Regina Rex, New York; Marcos Valella, Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami; Series 5, Dimensions Variable, Miami; New Work Miami, Perez Art Museum Miami; Present, Centro Cultural Español, Miami; and Painting’s Edge, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA.
Collections include Pérez Art Museum Miami, Fort Lauderdale Art Museum, Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, Girls’ Club Foundation, University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, MDC Museum of Art and Design Miami. He has been included in various publications such as Artforum, The New Yorker, The Miami New Times, The Miami Herald, The Miami Rail, Hyperallergic, and Time Out New York.